A tenant administrator or business group manager can configure reservations for use in provisioning the routed gateway of a multi-machine service.

About this task

When vRealize Automation provisions a multi-machine service with NAT, routed, or private networking, it provisions a routed gateway as the network router for that service. The routed gateway is a management machine that consumes compute resources like other virtual machines but manages the network communications for the multi-machine components. The reservation used to provision the routed gateway determines the external network used for NAT and load balancer virtual IP addresses.


  • Log in to the vRealize Automation console as a tenant administrator or business group manager.

  • Create a reservation policy. If reservations already use this policy, they must be intended for use with a routed gateway.

  • Create a multi-machine blueprint. See Create a Multi-Machine Blueprint.


  1. Select Infrastructure > Blueprints > Blueprints.
  2. Locate a multi-machine blueprint with at least one virtual component blueprint.
  3. Click the Network tab.
  4. Select a transport zone from the Transport zone drop-down menu.

    The Reservation policy drop-down menu becomes selectable.

  5. Select a reservation policy from the Reservation policy drop-down menu under Routed Gateway.
  6. Click OK.


When you provision a multi-machine service with this blueprint, vRealize Automation attempts to use only the reservations associated with the specified reservation policy to provision the routed gateway.